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2006-2012 Volkswagen CC, Passat, Passat Wagon Corrosion Issue

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Vehicles affected by service bulletin:

  • 2006 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2007 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2008 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2009 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2010 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2006 Volkswagen Passat wagon
  • 2007 Volkswagen Passat wagon
  • 2008 Volkswagen Passat wagon
  • 2009 Volkswagen Passat wagon
  • 2010 Volkswagen Passat wagon
  • 2009 Volkswagen CC
  • 2010 Volkswagen CC
  • 2011 Volkswagen CC
  • 2012 Volkswagen CC

The problem: Because of incomplete bonding of the front-door trim strip, water can get between the trim strip and door. Corrosion can then set in the area of the guide holes, which hold the trim strip in place.

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Corrective action: Dealers will inspect corrosion damage and fix it if the total repair cost is 80 percent or less of the cost of complete door replacement. If repair cost is more than 80 percent of door replacement cost, the door will be replaced.

Warranty info: This repair will be covered under the limited rust/corrosion perforation warranty, which is good for 12 years/unlimited mileage.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if it’s eligible for repairs under this service bulletin. You can call Volkswagen directly at 800-822-8987 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. 5714-06.

Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find a local dealer.

Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.

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